New Delhi, Dec. 29 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the National Conference of Dalit Entrepreneurs organised by the Dalit Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DICCI) at Vigyan Bhawan here.
On the occasion, the Prime Minister also recalled one of his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programmes, where he had exhorted people to talk not just about their rights, but also about their duties.
He said the gathering of Dalit Entrepreneurs is one which has not just talked about their duties, but has successfully fulfilled duties.
Paying tribute to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, the Prime Minister said, “While Dr. Ambedkar is widely hailed as the architect of our Constitution, he was also a great economist.”
He spoke of Dr. Ambedkar’s vision of industrialisation in India, saying that Dalits, who had no land of their own, could only progress through industrialisation.
“Financial inclusion is at the core of the Union Government’s focus, which is to create job-creators, not job-seekers,” said Prime Minister Modi, while talking about the loans being given under the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana and the Venture Capital Fund for First Generation Entrepreneurs.
The Prime Minister assured the Dalit Entrepreneurs that the Government is working for their benefit. He said the successes of the members of the gathering today, could inspire anyone who faces adversity.
The Prime Minister presented five business excellence awards to Dalit entrepreneurs.
Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawar Chand Gehlot was also present on the occasion. (ANI)